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Roger Caffin (rcaffin) - BPL Staff

My Locale Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
About Me Research Scientist. Been walking all my life, mainly off-track - we don't have 'trails' here, and I always go with my wife. Summer and winter, lowland and highland, Australia and Europe. Forced into UL gear by heavy packs and increasing age. :-)
Example Gear List at http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/caffins_4_month_gear_list.html

BPL email: roger@backpackinglight.com
CitySydney
StateNSW
CountryAustralia
My Website URLhttp://www.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Everclear - what is it?
So you go down to the shops and buy some Everclear. Do you know what you are buying???? I Googled the MSDS for Everclear and got the following results on page 1. You want to take the risk? Cr...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Adult beverages for Winter Camping
December 17, 2:44am

Re: Re: Re: GPS mod
> 10-20 feet of accuracy is plenty for me, and i understand that means for every > reading the gps takes it could be adding 20 feet of inaccuracy every 10 seconds > or so for hours of hi...

In GEAR » Garmin GPSmaps 64s and 60csx
December 16, 1:49am

Re: Criticism after 'car park rescue' of Cairngorm walker
This is one of those cases where one has to stop and think a bit. My feeling is that the mountain rescue leader involved should be 'asked' to step down from his position. Why? Remember t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Criticism after 'car park rescue' of Cairngorm walker
December 16, 1:32am

Don't always blame the GPS
Don't always blame the GPS! Just sometimes. There are many sources of 'error'. What you need to rememebr is that many of the 'features' on a GPS are add-ons which the programmer...

In GEAR » Garmin GPSmaps 64s and 60csx
December 15, 5:19pm

Re: how change avatar pic?
Hi all Please check your avatars. I think they should all be up to date now. I am told that the problem may be a 'bug' at the ISP end of things: not properly updating their cache or t...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » how change avatar pic?
December 15, 3:21pm

Re: Counterfeit MAMMUt jacket?
> Often counterfeit jackets do not have a genuine counterpart, they are just a generic > design with a label on it In fact, in one case recently the Chinese factory was using Western logo...

In GEAR » Counterfeit MAMMUt jacket?
December 15, 1:21am

Re: Thoughts on Metals
Not sure I agree with everything Delmar wrote, but I do agree with his two points at the end, mostly. Hard-anodised aluminium is probably harder than silcon dioxide crystals - a standard grindin...

In GEAR » Brass vs Aluminum Threads on Upright Canister Stoves
December 13, 2:28am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: how change avatar pic?
Hi Billy Try uploading a NEW avatar pic maybe? Cheers

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » how change avatar pic?
December 12, 1:26pm

Disappointment
Hi all Now I am getting not just 'Reports' about this thread via the button on the Forum page but also direct emails of complaint. Sigh. I was hoping to leave this thread up as a good...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking Solo?
December 12, 1:55am

Re: Fire in your mid ??????
> I know that silnylon is flammable, I disagree. I tried the flammability test on some silnylon I have and the flame went out. Sparky wood - not wise. A small fire using dry non-sparky wood...

In GEAR » Fire in your mid ??????
December 11, 1:28pm

All Reader Reviews by Roger Caffin

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Skinny Skis, Jacksons Hole XC Skis
My wife and I had to re-equip with new XC skis, NNN-BC bindings and boots this year. We found several companies which could supply the models we were looking for and ship overseas (to Australia), and ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 28, 3:08pm

Darn Tough Vermont Socks Customer Service
I got a pair of the DTV boot socks in a BGT Test. I gave them hell for four months. It didn't seem to have had any effect on them. Roland B is a very helpful guy too.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 06, 3:53am

Coleman Exponent Xtreme Stove
I have been using the Xtreme in the snow for many years. I have never ever had any problems with it. It lights and runs completely reliably. It will run down to -26 C (-15 F) because the gas mix in t...

In Stoves - White Gas
October 24, 4:17pm

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
I've used mine for ... many years now. I was initially irritated by the valve off position, but then I wondered: It is otherwise superbly made: what if the valve position is deliberate? Why would th...

In Stoves - Canister
December 29, 10:04pm